How to Write for Hornets247

Published: January 17, 2013
Open Gate

It is with great pleasure that we invite our readers to be come writers here at Hornets247.

We did away with automatic journal posting a while back, but this process should have some brand new problems in place of the ones we solved by eliminating journals.

We all believe that the readers here at Hornets247 are a strong group of fans. Selfishly, we want to harness that and showcase it as much as possible. Selflessly, we hope to make the Hornets community stronger by developing writers. Anyone remember Nico? He’s a long-time reader here and did some guest posts for us. He’s gone on to start his own blog covering his college team and to write for At the Hive. I am personally enormously proud of Nico and of the small, small role we had in success, and I imagine I’m not the only one who feels that way.

Whether you want to speak your mind on a single issue or get on the path to becoming a writer here, for some other blog, or in traditional media, the process starts the same way.

First: Email a draft of an article to “articles” here at You’ll have to make it emaily, that address. I didn’t explicitly write it out to avoid crawlers as much as possible.

Second: You’ll likely have a few conversations with a writer. The goal here is to make sure what is published is something that is as good as you can make it. This is an editorial step, not a censorial one. If your opinion is different that what you consider the `site opinion’ to be, that’s of no issue.

Third: Send the link of your article to your friends.

Thanks to you all for so many years of reading, and thanks in advance for many more.

To those who are curious about writing, just give it a shot.


  1. WhoDatHornet96

    January 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Wow!! Yes

  2. nikkoewan

    January 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    It’s been a long time since I commented here since I’ve been busy over on At The Hive. Thanks for the shout out and it’s been an incredible honor writing for you guys. And yes you were right – a part of my involvement with the Hornets (and my subsequent passion for writing) started when I visited your blog over 7 (has it been that long?) years ago.

    The New Orleans Hornets (or Pelicans) are a lucky franchise — they are a franchise that has a very intelligent and passionate fanbase (sometimes to a fault). I’m sure H247 will have no problem finding talented writers willing to speak their minds about our beloved team. Anyone remember Niall Doherty? He was a good writer. Now look where you guys are. Jason, James, Mason, MM, Ryan, Joe and of course Jason (who I chat with every once in a while). Thank you again.

    Geaux Hornets

    • Jake Madison

      January 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Jason twice but no me?!?! I don’t think I can write my post tomorrow now.

      • nikkoewan

        January 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        DAMN IT it was supposed to be Jake! Jake! Stupid me! (I really love your pieces BTW)

      • Jake Madison

        January 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

        Haha, I was just kidding. And thanks!

  3. nikkoewan

    January 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    BTW, back then there were 5 sites maybe about the Hornets:

    At The Hive
    Hornets Hype
    Swarm and Sting

    and James and Mason (I think) are writers/owners of those blogs and joined the H247 team. KILLING THE COMPETITION! (Kidding). It’s so awesome that the Hornets online community is coming together.

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